Sunday, March 18, 2012

FEATHERMORE Blog Tour ~ Guest Post from author Lucy Swing

Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the FEATHERMORE Blog Tour!

Today, I have a truly lovely guest post from Lucy Swing, author of FEATHERMORE. The post is followed by details of the fabulous blog tour giveaway hosted by Lucy.

And now... author Lucy Swing. Enjoy.

As an avid reader, I will pretty much read any genre at all. When I started reading as a child I was obsessed with R.L. Stine. My parents had a clothing store at the mall and I would spend hours at the bookstore reading Goosebumps. Whenever I came across any kind of money at all, it would go toward a book. When I started growing up, and although I kept reading Stine’s books, my taste became a little bit broader. Now, whenever I had money I spent it on clothes or going out with my friends, and that is why I began reading my Mom’s books. She, like I, has to go to sleep with a book in hand. And so there were plenty for me to choose from, however her genre was a little different that mine, she loved romance novels. Think Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele. And so I daydreamed of handsome and romantic men that would come to sweep me off the floor, the romantic in me was born. I went on, for years reading anything my mom purchased. The DaVinci code drove me wild!
                                                                                                                                     But it wasn’t until I was told about Twilight that I became a DIE HARD reader. I was working at the hospital at the time. I had taken a very lunch break and so I was completely alone in our break room. On the table was a paperback of Twilight. The TV wasn’t working and so I picked it up, after all, I had half an hour to kill. OH MY GOD, the half an hour disappeared. I don’t know how it is possible, but time fast forwarded! I had gotten so into the story that by the time I came up for air it had been an hour! I was so busted. Reluctantly I put it down and headed back to work. I couldn’t concentrate, I had Meyer’s story engraved in my mind. 7pm came around and I bolted to my car. I didn’t go home, I told my Mom I would pick up the kids a little bit later and drove like a maniac to the bookstore. By then, the first three were already out, so I bought them all. It might have taken me a week before I had read them all. I was ADDICTED. Since then I have read all four about 10 times each, and every time, it’s like the very first.
                                                                                                                                         It was because of the Twilight saga that I decided to become a writer. I wanted readers to feel the way Meyers had made me feel. To become the character and have a break from our everyday lives. I wanted to create an escape that readers would want to escape to.
                                                                                                                                     And so my genre of choice was easy, Young Adult. It is the genre I like reading most.
How many of you were told by a parent, aunt, grandmother how we would one day miss our teenage years? How we would one day want to turn back time and be in high school again? Everything my Mom has ever said to me and was brushed off as “Yeah, right. Whatever” has come true. And so, what better way to re-live those days than by creating my own?
                                                                                                                                     The Young Adult genre is not just for teenagers, it is for everybody that misses those days and wants to, even if for a few hours a day, go back and reminisce. YA is also for the teenagers dealing with the realistic issues sometimes mingled in the stories, in the case of Feathermore, bullying. I was bullied when I was younger and I completely stand against it. It breaks people and scars them for life in one way or another. For adults, as I said before, YA is a getaway to times already passed.
                                                                                                                                            What is your genre and why?
                                                                                                                                  Thank you ladies for hosting me in your amazing blog today.

Feathermore (Feathermore #1)
"When the one thing you live for is taken from you, do you let it go or do you fall?
Jade, like any other student at Brushwood High, awaits the start of the school year with a certain measure of dread. Worse, she is being threatened by a voice that only she can hear—a voice that lurks at the edges of her awareness, haunting her and warning her of something unknown. She has always been able to count on her two best friends, Claire and Nate, but can she confide in them now? About this? Would they even believe her?
Life takes a turn for the better when she meets Avan, a darkly handsome new student who, somehow, seems to drown out the voice and make her feel at ease.
But Jade soon comes to realize that good things don’t last forever. When everything spirals out of control, she is shattered by something she never saw coming. Dazed and despairing, she must now overcome tragedy and embrace her true existence and a new but dangerous love. Will she be able to save herself and those she loves, before it’s too late? Or will she let the surrounding darkness consume her?"

Lucy Swing lives in sunny Florida with her husband and two children.

She is a YA Paranormal/ Romance writer, whose works include: Feathermore #1 (Feathermore Trilogy), Bloody Valentine, the novella, and Bloody Valentine is also offered in "Death by Chocolate," an anthology consisting of 6 fantastic YA short stories with a chocolaty twist.
She is an absolute book hoarder and must always have a book at arms distance. Music is her muse, and there is always a soundtrack that plays along her life.

For more information on Lucy Swing please visit her website:



  1. OMG your post is exactly me! I was a HUGE Goosebumps fan. I think those are the first books I ever truly enjoyed. I was actually telling another blogger about this the other day. I always felt forced to read school books and never enjoyed them. Then one day in 2nd grade our teacher brought in a Goosebump book to share with the class as a fun extra story she read to us after lunch. By the end of the book everyone in class had a pile of Goosebump books they read everyday. I had huge sets of them from Costco. But as I got older I skipped YA and read adult books. I read what my older brother and mom suggested. I also didn't have much time for reading and like you got into teenager type stuff. It wasn't again till I graduated college and had some free time that my friend said I MUST read Twilight. So I went to the book store and bought it. Then of course I bought them all and read them a bunch of times. After that I started reading more. I never read YA books when I was younger. I was in that stage of life and didn't want to read about it. I had wanted something different. My mom let me read anything I wanted so I only read adult books. But now that I am an adult I miss those high school days so now I do enjoy reading YA.

  2. I totally loved Goosebumps!! I will say, I was a big reader before Twilight, but I think that is what got me obsessed with YA. I was addicted to Dean Koontz books before I started reading YA. (I still love Dean Koontz, he's just freaking amazing!) Awesome post!!

  3. Thank you Jennifer and Amy! I hope one day you can say you enjoyed Feathermore, too :)

    Andrea, Once again, Thank you so much for the opportunity of being hosted in your amazing blog!


  4. YA is definitely a great genre you can find epic reads in there. I love adult as well so I guess it all depends how original it is. I don't like reading the same YA book over and over like there seems to be at the moment. But you can find great gems for sure! This books sounds really awesome! Great post!

  5. This sounds good. I started reading again because of Twilight =) Great post.

  6. This actually sounds pretty good! I think I'll wait until I see a bunch of reviews and then I think I'll stalk some reviews before I decide if I'll purchase it.

  7. Mindy, check in at for all the stops on the tour. Many reviews to come.



  8. I'm not even sure why I like to read YA so much, but it's probably because I never really grew up, lol. So, of course I'd like fiction geared towards the age I am in my head!

    But, seriously, I think YA fiction is more fun and adventurous than adult fiction, and that's probably why I like it so much.


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